Here is the farming guide in Tale of Immortal (鬼谷八荒). this guide is on Where to get stuff (and what it’s for).
Tale of Immortal Farming Guide
For reference, I’ll refer to Soul Stone/Crystals/Jade as ‘Skill Materials’; Comprehension Sand and similar materials as ‘Comprehension Materials’.
Artisan Skillbooks – If you want to raise your various crafting skills, the only way to do so currently is to slay the various bosses which will spawn periodically. In Region 1, the will drop a book worth 5 points, in region 2, 10 points, region 3, 15 points, region 4, 20 points.
Blood Puppet – Feng Shui (Geomancy)
Treasure Mask – Forging (Artifact Crafting)
Crystal Golem – Ore (Mining)
Mushroom Man – Herb (Herb Gathering)
Qi Deviated Alchemist – Alchemy
??? – Talismans (In the current build, there is no way to raise or use this skill).
Skill Materials – G3 drop from the normal mobs of any region. G2 from elite mobs, and G1 from Mythic beasts. Lower grade can be combined into higher grade but this can get exorbitantly expensive in terms of how much you need (5 to 1 ratio, so 1 grade 1 stone takes 25 grade 3). If you have good Charisma, make a habit of regular looking through local cultivators and asking them for their stacks of skill materials, they’ll usually part with them. The Qi Deviated Cultivators from the Sect missions also always drop manuals (usually blue-purple quality) and 20-30 G1 skill material.
Comprehension Materials –
G5 Sand – Monsters in the elemental lands of Region 1
G4 Sand – Monsters in Lei Ze
G3 Sand – Monsters in the elemental lands of Region 2
G2 Sand – Monsters in Thousand Hills
G1 Sand – Land of Origin/Beginning in Region 3.
G5 Glass – Monsters in Everfrost
G4 Glass – Tao Dungeons
Artifact and Artifact Spirit materials
If you see something with Impurity in the tooltip, it’s related to artifacts somehow. Generally, I got plenty of artifact material farming my Artifact spirits to realm 5, but you can also get them by mining the Ore spots around the map if you keep up with Crystal golem spawns. That said, it is very easy to fall behind the curve on Ore, as unlike Alchemy/Herb you don’t actually need it for anything story or advancement critical. More important to making high quality artifacts is the Special Materials. These drop from Mythic Beasts in different regions.
Green Quality Ore Artifact Material – Region 2 mining, Crystal Golems, and Spirit Valley
Blue Quality Ore Artifact Material – Region 3, Crystal Golems, and Spirit Valley
Purple Quality Ore Artifact Material – Region 4, Crystal Golems, and Spirit Valley
Silicon – Horn of Desolation – Elemental Lands in Hua Feng
Levitrium – Lightning Smasher – Elemental Lands in Hua Feng
Cathodian – Imperial Sword – Elemental Lands in Hua Feng
Thermite – Cerulean Bell – Elemental Lands in Hua Feng
Crystallinum – Bloodwoven Mask – Land of Beginning/Origin in Yun Mo
Lusterian – Solar Banner – Land of Beginning/Origin in Yun Mo, Heavenly Guardians in Everfrost.